Wednesday, April 27th is the 117th day of 2011. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year (241 days until Christmas, 1 day until the NFL Draft, 2 days until the royal wedding). If April 27th is your birthday, your zodiac sign is Taurus.
Annually, the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week (annually the last full week in April) is a day to acknowledge the contributions of all administrative professionals and their vital roles in business, industry, education and government. Please remember the administrative professionals in your life and show your appreciation for all of the important things that they do.
Baseball fans honored The Sultan of Swat on April 27, 1947, which was declared Babe Ruth Day for every organized baseball league in the United States. Diagnosed with throat cancer in Fall, 1946, his health was declining quickly. Ruth appeared at Yankee Stadium to thank his former club for the honor and the Babe was given the greatest ovation in the history of the national pastime.
On April 27, 1898, at the beginning of the Spanish-American War, U.S. naval forces bombarded the the small Cuban village of Matanzas. It was widely reported that the only casualty of the bombardment was one mule. The "Matanzas Mule" became instantly famous. A newspaper article from 1898 describes the funeral of the Mule, where he apparently was buried with full military honors, to the sound of a marching band, whilst 200 people watched on. They even wrote him a song:
They marshaled men of every rank,
They summoned muffled guns to roll,
They called the merchant from the bank,
They caused the Church's bell to toll.
And slowly to his grave they passed,
Obeying every martial rule,
And there with tears they took a last,
Long look at that bombarded mule
Wrapped in the flag he served so well.
Amid a cloud of smoke he sank;
"The Slain" - by tons of shot and shell -
Went under with a round of blank.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, is 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents from 5 p.m. til 10 p.m. and you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.
April 27th is Morse Code Day, to commemorate the birthday of Samuel Morse, inventor of Morse code.
In Sierra Leone, April 27th is their Independence Day. On this day fifty years ago, in 1961, they gained their independence from Britain.
On April 27, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine island of Mactan.
On April 27, 1865, America's worst steamship disaster occurred. The Sultana, heavily overloaded with an estimated 2,300 passengers, exploded in the Mississippi River, just north of Memphis.
On April 27, 1965, broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died at age 57.
On April 27, 1972, Apollo 16 returned to Earth after a manned voyage to the moon.
Ulysses S. Grant (18th president of the United States) - 1822 (would have been 189 years old)
Rogers Hornsby (baseball great) - 1896 (would have been 115 years old)
Walter Lantz (creator of Woody Woodpecker) - 1900 (would have been 111 years old)
Jack Klugman (actor) - 1922 (89 years old)
Coretta Scott King (wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) - 1927 (would have been 84 years old)
Casey Kasem (radio personality) - 1932 (79 years old)
Herm Edwards (football coach) - 1954 (57 years old)
Sheena Easton (singer) - 1959 (52 years old)
Stopped by for another read and was able to leave another h5
Thanks for the list of events for April 27. H5
I enjoyed reading this educational info. Well presented too.
Happy Birthday Ulysses!
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